Join Us for Men's Day Weekend
Come join us for the 2020 Men’s Day. The theme for this year is “Keeping It 100” based on Psalm 100. This weekend is for the men so recruit brothers in your networks and register your husbands, sons, & significant others.

Friday, October 9, 2020 
C. L. Henderson Golf Classic from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020 
Men's Health Zoom Conference at 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday, October 11, 2020 
Men's Day Virtual Worship Service at 9:15am.

Proceeds from the C. L. Henderson Golf Classic, on Friday, October 9th, will support our Food For Families Initiative, where we will be donating monies and service to the Ben Hill United Methodist Church food bank. For more information or questions, please contact Dwayne Sullivan at dwaynesullivan@comcast.net.

Come join the men of Ben Hill UMC for a weekend of uplifting messages, reflection, relaxation and an opportunity to grow closer to our LORD and Savior.
Ben Hill UMC will participate in the Central North District 2 Virtual Cluster Charge Conference on Thurs., Nov. 12th at 7pm. The Cluster Charge Conference will be conducted via Zoom, and the meeting login information is forthcoming. 

For more information, please contact Beverly Register in the Annex Office at x2000.
Please register with Tracy Brinker, by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling the church at 770-476-3776. To participate, you will need to purchase the book Blind Spot by Banaji and Greenwald. It is highly recommended that you purchase a hard copy, rather than an e-book. Registration closes on Wednesday, September 30.
We are so excited to welcome back all our Ben Hill children and youth for Sunday School. Classes will meet via Zoom at 10:30am. Register so you can join in on the fun! We will explore lively, age-appropriate activities—including games, crafts, and creative play—accommodating various ways kids learn. Please complete the registration at the link below to sign up and receive more information. Invite a friend to join in the fun too!
The Food Bank is in URGENT need of canned goods and plastic bag donations.

In an effort to support the growing need for food assistance during this difficult and unprecedented time, the Ben Hill Food Bank is reaching out to our church ministries. If your ministry budget permits, please consider purchasing items in the food donation list below.

FOOD DONATION LIST
  • Breakfast Food -- Cereal, Grits, Oatmeal 
  • Boxed or canned Milk 
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits 
  • Canned Meat
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Loafs of Bread 
Ministries should bring the food items to the Food Bank Drive-Up on Wed. (10:30am-12:30pm) or Saturday (10:30am-12:30pm). Donating is simple: 1) Place the food in the trunk of your car.  2) When you arrive, call the Food Bank at (404) 344-0618 X 1115 or (404) 314-2241, and someone will meet you to take the food from your car. All donations are touchless--keeping our donors and volunteers safe.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:

PLASTIC GROCERY STORE BAGS
Also, we need (lots of ) plastic bags, the type used at grocery stores. 

MONETARY DONATION
In lieu of donating food items, please consider making a monetary donation by check or online as follows:

CHECK
Make payable to Ben Hill UMC and specify "Food Bank" in note area. Mail to
Ben Hill UMC, ATTN: Food Bank, 2099 Fairburn Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

ONLINE
Make your contribution at benhillumc.org/giving. Click "Food Bank" under the Select a Fund options.


We are thankful and grateful to ALL BHUMC Ministries, Families and Friends for your support. Your generosity and steadfast support of the Food Bank and the families who depend on the essential services it provides are appreciated. Please let us know if you are able to help by contacting Vicki Callaway at (404) 314-2241 or vcallaway@aol.com.
The Prayer Ministry will host Corporate Prayer every Wednesday from 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm. Corporate Prayer will feature a prayer of thanksgiving, a reading from the Upper Room Daily Devotional, and intercessory prayer. We will be inviting Clergy and Laity to pray the intercessory prayer. 

To attend Corporate Prayer, please call: (712) 770- 4936, Access Code: 627746. When calling in, please mute your cell phones. If you call in on a landline please turn the volume down on televisions, radios, etc. We look forward to everyone calling in and praying together. To submit Prayer Requests, please visit: benhillumc.org.
During this season, we want to remind you of the benefits of Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministry is a collection of specially trained lay people who are trained to listen and provide Christian care for people during the most challenging parts of their lives. It is confidential, one on one, and gender specific. Stephen Ministers are assigned to an individual for about an hour a week. This is especially meaningful for individuals who may be alone during the pandemic, who are grieving, who have a challenging health diagnosis, and who are finding it hard to deal with the challenges in their life.

If this sounds like you, please contact us via email: annex@benhillumc.org and we will be happy to walk along side you. You can also call the church office and ask to speak with Beverly Register or Rev. Tillman.
Health Resources and Community Events
Be Ready for 2020
On Primary Election Day, several polling locations experienced technical difficulties and long wait times. Voter suppression is real and we must continue to be prepared for the 2020 election. Below is a suggested timeline to follow in preparation for November.
#BeReady2020.
September 2020
Print a copy of what your voting ballot will look like from the BOE website. Study it, learn more about the candidates and their platforms

October 2020
Determine where your polling location will be and the hours it will be opened. Lines are going to be long and systems may "go down" plan for November 3rd 2020!
#BeReady2020


The next election will be on September 29th, a Special Election to fill the Georgia Fifth Congressional District seat. 

Voting by Mail (Absentee Voting): The Secretary of State has a new website where residents can request an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020, General/Special Election by mail.

Go to https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/ to learn more. Residents can also go to the Fulton County's Absentee Ballots page to download an application or go to the My Voter Page.

For the September 29 Special Election, residents can use the Fulton County's Absentee Ballots page to download an application or go to the My Voter Page.

Register to Vote: Have you moved? Make sure your voter registration is up to date. The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election and Special Election is Oct. 5, 2020. Learn more about how to register to vote

Senior Food Assistance Program
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms launched the City of Atlanta Senior Food Assistance Program to support seniors with food insecurity during COVID-19 by partnering with meal and grocery delivery organizations. Seniors who reside in the City of Atlanta and are struggling to receive access to food during this time may apply to be a part of this program by completing this survey found here. You may also contact ATL311 for information or help with filling out the survey by dialing 311 within the city limits or (404) 546-0311.

Specific program eligibility requirements are listed below:
  • Reside in the City of Atlanta;
  • Age 60 or older;
  • Low income (household income at or below 80% of the AMI);
  • Not participating in any other senior food assistance program and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Unable to leave home;
  • Unable to prepare meals for themselves; or
  • Unable to procure or utilize commercial home delivery services.
* Completion of the survey does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

What to do if you cannot view the stream
Here are some helpful tips if you should encounter any issues with accessing Ben Hill's Live Stream:
  1. Try a different Web browser. Most browsers should work but if your web browser is not showing the stream, try a different one. 
  2. Try going to the Ben Hill UMC Facebook Page and view the Live Stream there.
  3. Try the phone app. If you do not have the Ben Hill app, download it from your app store and view the steam from there.
  4. Access StreamingFaith.com as another option to view the live stream.
On Sunday mornings, live chat is available on the Ben Hill website if you should encounter issues and need additional help.

New! Tune into the sermon by using Sermon by Phone.
The Sunday service will be made available at 9:15am on Sundays by dialing in at:

Links to Connect on Sunday Mornings: